About us

FunkMySoul’s only purpose is to spread Soul, Funk, R’& ‘B, Jazz/Funk, Soul/Jazz and related from the 60’s, 70’s and 80’s, almost exclusively from the original vinyl.

Our Vision

Our vision is to create a collection of the most important artists and albums of these genres, a musical encyclopaedia if you will.

Our Passion

We hope that this passion can unify us all in our utmost respect for the purveyors of the music we love so much. Enjoy it and Bless you all Brothers and Sisters.

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Latest Albums

with reviews

Sandra Wright – 1974 – Wounded Woman

Kept in the vaults for 15 years due to Stax Records going bankrupt at the time of its intended release, Sandra Wright’s 1974 album ‘Wounded Woman’ is one of those perfect hybrids the much-troubled label was putting out in its last years: Southern Soul with…

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Bobby Lyle – 1977 – The Genie

 A holy grail of soul funk jazz, incredible vibes, rhythms, a record you must have in your collection. Keyboard wizard Bobby Lyle’s Classic Jazz funk album from 1977, includes the brilliant inventive title track ‘The Genie’ an all time classic, that goes through many changes but…

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Mitty Collier – 1966 – Shades of a Genius

Having signed for Chess in 1961, Mitty spent the next eight years releasing fifteen singles and one album, Shades of A Genius. Although her debut single Gotta Get Away From It in 1961 failed to chart, by 1963 Mitty had her first hit single I’m…

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Grady Tate – 1970 -After The Long Drive Home

During the 60s drummer (and baritone singer) Grady Tate (from Durham, North Carolina) worked with legends like Jimmy Smith, Oliver Nelson, Charles Mingus and Nat Adderley. In 1968 he starting his own recording career, his unique slick soul-jazz is well known, and have been inspired many followers. After The Long Drive…

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Gene Harris – 1976 – In A Special Way

Yet another winner by Gene Harris from his mid ‘70s post 3-Sounds period. Gene Harris didn’t really have a weak moment during this time, all his albums he made during this period are wonderful blends of fusion, soulful spirituality and jazz-funk, sometimes even with the…

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Andrae Crouch – 1978 – I’ll Be Thinking Of You

I’ll Be Thinking of You is a 1979 Gospel album by Andrae Crouch which was released on the Elektra and Light record labels. The album won a Grammy Award for Best Contemporary Soul Gospel Album. Andraé Edward Crouch was an American gospel singer, songwriter, arranger,…

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Edna Wright – 1977 – Oops! Here I Go Again

A stunner of a solo set from Edna Wright – once the lead singer for Honey Cone, but almost even better on this smooth soul masterpiece from the 70s! The album’s got an immediately recognizeable moment in the leadoff cut “Oops Here I Go” –…

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Shirley Bassey – 1971 – Something Else

Something Else is the perfect title many times over! 1st Shirley’s perfect voice always hitting the mark & those glorious high notes. 2nd, her way with the naughty songs: Breakfast in Bed & I’d Like to Hate Myself in Morning. No one comes close to…

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Latest Albums

without reviews

The Tams ‎- 1969 – A Portrait Of The Tams

More beautiful soul from one of the best (and most overlooked) groups of the 60’s! The Tams sing in a unique raw harmony style that mixes southern and northern influences, and their records (like this one) are filled with great material that was written for…

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Judy Cheeks – 1978 – Please Give Me This Night

Judy Cheeks’ Ariola album was sadly overlooked in 1978 despite including the hit single Mellow Lovin’ from the year before. Yet the album is full of beautiful, melodic tunes, Judy’s singing is not far from that of Randy Crawford. Highly recommended. Tracks A1 The Little Girl in Me…

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Barbara & Ernie – 1972 – Prelude To

This lost gem from 1971 by Barbara & Ernie, is quite an oddity. The unlikely pairing of guitarist Ernie Calabria and soul singer Barbara Massey came together to record this album of outlandish, genre-defying hybrids. The fruits of their collaboration are best described as a…

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Funky Brown – 1976 – These Songs Will Last Forever

 A hard to track down quality Jamaican Soul LP from 1976 Tracks A1 This Song Will Last Forever 4:51 A2 Let’s Make A Baby 4:37 A3 Sharing The Night Together 3:09 A4 You’ll Never Find Another Love Like Mine 3:57 A5 Nice & Slow (Vocal)…

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Billy Eckstine – 1972 – Senior Soul

A well-titled set not only given Billy’s age, but also because of the surprisingly soulful undercurrent to the record – an extension into the genre even greater than Eckstine’s previous recordings for Motown – and proof that he was really trying to stretch out towards…

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Mickey Murray – 1970 – People Are Together

Throughout the sixties, Mickey Murray made a name for himself as a hard working entertainer viewed by many as a cross between James Brown and Otis Redding. He held a regular gig with Dyke and The Blazers on Broadway in NYC, toured with Wilson Pickett…

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21st Century – 1975 – Ahead Of Our Time

A kick ass harmony soul record from Chicago! 21st Century were part of a young soul group trend that had come out of the city – and which included bigger stars like The 5 Stairsteps and Brighter Side Of Darkness – but the album really…

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The Ovations feat. Louis Williams ‎– 1973 – Having A Party

The Ovations’ Having a Party sees Louis Williams harmonizing with Dan Greer and George Jackson and scoring the biggest hit of his career with Sam Cooke’s title track. It is also a sublime collection of tunes that include some fantastic Dan Greer originals and an…

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Shout Box

ian
(Saturday, Nov 18. 2017 02:40 PM)
For Ben – http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/QDbDVyFd/file.html vol1
http://www76.zippyshare.com/v/iKlZ4ln3/file.html vol2
not sure of the quality found them in a folder on an external HD from long ago. anyway enjoy…
Jonny
(Saturday, Nov 18. 2017 08:44 PM)
Ok Mr. Moo at this point i have to just simply say you my friend are a legend in my eyes! many many thanks !!!!
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MattJohns
(Tuesday, Nov 21. 2017 12:49 AM)
@Ben Here are the full Soul Spectrum comps
Vol. 1 – www59.zippyshare.com/v/4ypif9J0/file.html
Vol. 2 – www59.zippyshare.com/v/Ceed3SB2/file.html
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Ben
(Tuesday, Nov 21. 2017 08:50 PM)
Mr Moo – Thank you for the Majestic Arrows
Matt Johns – Thank you very much for the Soul Spectrum comps!!

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